Marissa joined Legal Aid Justice Center’s Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers as a workers’ rights attorney in December 2021. She attended the University of Georgia, where she received a B.A. in Spanish and developed a passion for working with Spanish-speaking populations. Marissa graduated from W&L University School of Law in 2020, where she received the Clinical Legal Education Award for excellence in her work in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. During law school, Marissa was a summer intern with LAJC’s Immigrant Advocacy Program at the Charlottesville office. Prior to joining LAJC, Marissa worked in private practice as an immigration attorney in Charlottesville.